The Dead Live at DCU Center on 2009-04-18
02. Feel Like A Stranger>
03. Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad
04. Mountains of the Moon>
05. Dupree’s Diamond Blues
07. Bird Song>
08. China Cat Sunflower>
09. I Know You Rider
Set 2: (107:16)
01. Dancing In The Street>
03. Terrapin Station>
04. Rhythm Devils>
06. Days Between>
07. Bird Song>
08. One More Saturday Night
09. encore break/crowd
10. donor rap
11. Johnny B. Goode
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|Feel Like A Stranger>|
|Goin� Down The Road Feeling Bad|
|Mountains of the Moon>|
|Dupree�s Diamond Blues|
|China Cat Sunflower>|
|I Know You Rider|
|Dancing In The Street>|
|One More Saturday Night|
|Johnny B. Goode|
huge thanks to SmokinJoe for loaning me the mics & nick for the loan on the sd card.
here's how i split the discs
set1 t10+11, set2 t01-03
during drumz some parts were near clipping. i amplified before & after this area of thundering booms. you can hear the tape drop volume @ the end of set2t03, then at the end of set2t04 you can also hear the jump back up in volume.
in the middle of Space i NEEDED to find the restroom. so about half way through (5:30ish) Space into the begining of Days Between the mics were resting on my chair instead of my head. Thanks to J for keeping an eye on them.
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Subject: The delicate Set 2 jamming is good
The intricate and delicate jamming in Set 2 comes across as exquisite listening to it here all crispy and full and colourful and warm.
All those shows that Warren and Phil have done together have resulted in an empathy with them that ranks way up there. Bobby is still one of the most inimitable rhythm guitarists out there.
These official SBDs are the dogs bollocks.
Set 2 of The Dead - 2009-04-19 Worcester, MA, is the kind of floppy, nipping in and out, sublime kind of jamming that many many many Deadheads dream of and trade shows in the hope of coming across.
Not everyone's cup of tea, then. But certainly mine.
4 stars, because I've heard even better shows from this April run.
i been goin to shows since 1985 and there were a lot of times jerry forgot the words and just mumbled them, even with the prompters.
phil's current lineup has not been playing together for 40 years, nor has ratdog, but the dog has kept the same players basicly since 98, while phil decided to change players and teach them all over again.
some folks like jackie green and thats fine, i do not. be glad for thats one more ticket for someone who enjoys it.
if my post bothered anyone i appoligize. just adding my .02 is all.
for the dead, i love what they are doing and how they sound on this tour. to all the tapers uploading these shows you all ROCK!! and thank you a billion.
5 stars for the upload speed and song selection
4 for the sound and exicution of the music
Subject: more bitching by Dead4Head...
Subject: Let's be honest.
On the other hand, Phil has an amazingly talented band now. I really want to know why people think Jackie Green sucks. I've have yet to hear anything concrete on that.
You say Phil's band is unprofessional. After 40 + years of singing the same material, Weir still can't remember the words even with a friggin' teleprompter! Most professional musicians would have dealt with that years ago. It used to be funny, now it's just sad.
I started seeing shows in '84 and have never stopped listening to GD music. I love it!
If people are going to shows now and having the time of their life, I'm all for it. I'm genuinely happy for you. Have fun!
My point is not to rain on anyone's parade. Just please don't tell me that their playing is "excellent" or "killer" and don't tell me a boomy, average recording is "the best" or "amazing" because it just ain't so.
Subject: Bird Song reprise?
God Damn, well I declare, I just cant wait to see the Dead revived in Denver!!!!!!!!!!
wish I could go to Rothbury...it will probably be legendary...
Subject: no putzin' around
imagine yourself walking into a group house where a bunch of your buddies blew off the show because "bobby just ruins it" or "brent sounds like he's in the doobies" yateyada. say it's like '79 or '81 (not years to sneeze at by any standards). their television glazed eyes (substitute COMPUTER nowadays) land on you with half disinterest, half disdain, "how was the show, man?" they ask.
you respond, "dude, if i hear another first set mtns.-> dupree's with mickey tweekin' his tibetan prayer bells, or another bird song sandwich that'll never end, it's over. i quit."
har, har, har!!!!!!! well, don't listen to the naysayers here. open your heart and you will find a lot of KILLER music. careful, on the china cat intro phil could BLOW your speakers (i'm not kidding). then chimenti hits this little china cat organ riff? dude . . .
Subject: Great First Set
Subject: Thank you, for a real good time!
I guess I don't understand the endless complaints about "noodling". Yes they can play tight melodic tunes with the best of them but these guys have always been about much, much more. They are about creating soundscapes unlike any other band in existence. No, it doesn't always work from an audience perspective but that's always been the case with the Dead. I would rather see them try and fail in 4 out of 5 shows than have them play it safe. If they start down that path then they might as well stay home. imho
At the end of the 1st set I was ready to buy a ticket to Sunday’s show. Then the 2nd set just blew me away. Their interpretation of Miles Davis’s Milestones was executed brilliantly. Terrapin was a masterpiece Drumz > Space was other worldly. Days Between brought me to tears remembering Jerry. By the end I was completely drained and though the mind was willing the body couldn’t take two nights straight.
Gone are the days...
Subject: Not Bad
Subject: my review
btw, many thanks to the recorders/uploaders for sharing mates. peace on.
oh, from a 'stars' perspective?thinkn' 4+!
Subject: Not one of their best
Terrapin was good, but the rest of the set was pretty unfocused. Not to rip Phil & Friends or PLQ, but this show is very reminisent of their shows in 2000-2002 w/Warren and unlike the 2004 Dead. Too much noodling, not enough substance. They were rockin' it in '04.
That all said, I cannot wait to hear 4/19. Seems like that was the pick night of the run and tour so far.
Subject: sooo close....
That said, Sunday night (4/19) was phenomenal. Best show of the tour to date. I was completely floored the entire time. Props to Warren on this one, There is no way he could ever fill Jerry's shoes, but he is a great performer and I feel like he really came into his own this night. I want to live it all over again. Thanks to the boys for the 4/19 show, they were on fire!!!
Subject: My ears arent broken...
Subject: C'mon folks... Let's be honest...
The spirit was there - and I appreciate the effort and had a fun time - but I hope for higher quality music as the tour rolls along - and the "remaining members" get used to playing w/ one another again.
Just calling this particular evening the way I heard it.
Subject: A solid night...
The recording sounds like most aud recordings as of late. A bit boomy but listenable. Sounds good cranked up on good large home speakers.
Unfortunately we have this guy that screams, "Yea Bobby!!!!" all over the place.. Funny that the ones he yells on are either Phil or Warren singing?!?! lol
Highlights are: GDTRFB- interesting verse variations, Althea, Bird Song, Terrapin, and Johnny B. Goode.
I rate this one a 3 star. (Please listen to a show before rating it. If you had been their and thought the show was worth 5 stars then great... But this is about the recording, the music played, and how well it was played... Isn't it?) I was their and it still was a solid 3 star night. IMHO :)
Additional notes added several hours after my original post:
I do remember waiting weeks to get those prized gems on Maxell and TDK in boxes. What a treat that was!!! I also remember the rating system we all used... I also remeber the equipment we used; NAKS, Marantz, Sony d-5 and 6, I remember Dolby (Yuck!!), and I remember how tall my mic stand stood and the sound you got from 6", 8", and 12". I also remember the Betty Boards and other boards from most shows if you had the patience or desire. Although I love and will take a pristine aud. recording any day of the week. Thank God for matrix recordings!
I don't think anyone is 'complaining' per say. Or I should speak for myself here. I certainly am not. HOWEVER; This is not your best friend from tour who has a taper connection and your happy with what you get. Indeed in "this day and age" we have high quality digital equipment that can capture audio better than ever before and a format and vehicle to get it to the masses in less than a couple of hours. Another thought is that this is Archive.org and although it's exciting to get the music immediately we need to consider how we use this medium when we go to it 5 years from now. This is a fine aud. recording and probably would be a fantastic one if this was 1985. We judge the recording on many levels as I mentioned earlier today. One other factor that I omitted was the venues acoustics combined with the engineering for that building. Have you heard other aud. recordings from other bands here? You will note a considerable quality difference with expensive, out of my league difference.
Lastly the taper said that his mikes where on his head. Not 6' or even 8' up. This would have made for a solid 4 star recording in my opinion.
One more thing: The boys have not sounded this good since even before '95. And yes!!! Cornell '77! What a prize that is...
Subject: Terrapin is sweet
Subject: on second thought....
Subject: good enough
Subject: Sound Quality
Subject: hey man hold this i have to take a leak.
Subject: loud mouths
Subject: You Kidding?
Subject: First Dead Show, Always will be great
Subject: Happy 4/20
Subject: 4/18 Audio recording
Subject: Awesome Show!!!
My favourite part of the show has gotta be going down the road.
Subject: Good show
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